SATURDAY JJF STAGES

April 23, 2022

Bluesberry Back Alley Stage

235 Yazoo Ave.

10:30 am

David Dunavent and EVOL LOVE is a hard hitting blues rock band hailing from the heart of the Mississippi Delta. David, the front man and namesake, has played along side blues legends like Bill "Howl n Madd" Perry, James "Super Chikan" Johnson, current Blues sensation Jarekus Singleton, and many more before striking out on his own.

http://artistecard.com/daviddunaventandevollove#!/bio

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12:00 pm

The traditional blues trio Harp, Hart & Bones consists of ‘Fast Eddie’ Consolmagno on harmonica and slide guitar, Bill ‘Dock’ Hart on resonator guitar, and Randy ‘da Bones Man’ Seppala on drums and folk percussion. Harp, Hart & Bones (H2B) draw their material largely from the blues tradition that dates to the 1920s and extends barely into the early 1950s. It was a time when bands of two or three people were common, playing on record, at dance parties, traveling shows and clubs. Unlike the urban blues and rock music that followed, it was a study in the essentials...acoustic-based music set against steady and syncopated rhythms with music responsibilities shared evenly to create one sound.

https://www.facebook.com/Harp-Hart-Bones-280768232082605/

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1:30 pm

Frank Rimmer earned the money for his first guitar at age 11 years old by going to the Cotton Fields, and has been performing since age 14. . He still has the Guitar named Stella to this day. He founded his own Band Called "Exception To The Rule another band called Super Soul Sonic. Which consisted of Big Pete, {City Council} - Friends of Glen Harris. Some of their Big Influences were Earth-Wind & Fire; Motown; Isley Brothers. Frank has played with Magic Slim, and his father, Magic slim, Sr.

https://www.facebook.com/guitarrimmer

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3:00 pm

Popular Mississippi bluesman plays traditional music — new and old.

https://www.facebook.com/MississippiMarshall/

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4:30 pm

Ilana Katz Katz has been hailed as “a rising star with her own blend of Blues and old-time Appalachian fiddling.” Ilana began as a busker in 2008, playing the crowded platforms of Boston’s subway stations. After a chance meeting with Ronnie Earl at a Billy Boy Arnold concert in 2013, Ronnie invited Ilana to sit in with him at an upcoming show. He subsequently took her under his wing, offering to accompany Ilana on her 2014 debut record, showcasing her as his guest in many shows around Boston and New York.

http://www.ilanakatz.com

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Cat Head Blues Store Stage

252 Delta Avenue

10:00 am

The son of famed Mississippi bluesman James “Son” Thomas, from Leland, Mississippi, carries on the family blues business, keeping his fatherʼs songs alive, as well as doing his own thing in the country blues tradition. His dad, as many blues fans know, was brought to the international blues forefront by musicologist William Ferris. Pat Thomas is also a well renowned folk artist who makes clay sculpture of birds, animals, and human faces, also a passion he shares with his late father.

http://www.thecountryblues.com/artist-reviews/pat-thomas/

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11:30 am

Rare chance to catch the blues bird in a SOLO "live" performance! James “Super Chikan” Johnson was born in the small Delta community of Darling in 1951 and grew up in rural towns around the area. As a young boy living in the country, he developed an interest in his family’s chickens and spent time trying to understand the meaning of the noises they made. His friends and family soon began calling him “the old chicken boy” or “Chicken” for short. He received the other half of his moniker during a stint working as a taxi driver in Clarksdale. His speedy driving earned him the new nickname “Super Chikan.”

http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=johnson_james

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1:00 pm

“Little Willie” Farmer is a self-taught guitarist, who developed a style that is closest to the Memphis Blues, a mixture of Soul and Blues. He writes and performs original music and has produced several CDs. He performs in clubs, festivals, and for private parties and also does Blues education workshops, having worked with Johnnie Billington, and Jerry Fair in the Montgomery County School District, the Montgomery County Arts Council and Action Communication and Education Reform’s Cultural Arts and Multimedia Project.

http://www.arts.ms.gov/artist-roster/artist.php?n=farmer_little_willie&r=artist-roster

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2:15 pm

“Honeybee,” as she likes to be called, lives at Indianola, in the Delta, but her guitar style more resembles the Hill Country style of blues than that of the Delta. She is furthermore a traditionalist, and has avoided the influence of most modern blues; her repertoire consists of old, traditional lyrics like “Baby, Please Don’t Go” or “Catfish Blues.” Her appearance should be welcomed at a time when most blues is of the Southern soul variety, and where female blues artists are few and far between outside of Southern soul.

https://www.facebook.com/clarksdale.register/posts/miss-australia-honeybee-jones-neal-spent-much-of-her-life-in-indianapolis-ind

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3:15 pm

Baptized in the fire water of Clarksdale, MS., Sean “Bad” Apple began his spiritual journey of learning the blues by seeking out the old blues musicians that were willing to share their years of knowledge. Sean is working hard to keep Hill Country Blues alive and well. People are always in for a good show and never leave disappointed when the Bad Apple is on the stage Peggy "Lady Trucker" Hemphill join Sean "Bad" Apple!

http://seanbadapple.com

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4:30 pm

Jimmy "Duck" Holmes is the proprietor of one of the oldest juke joints in Mississippi, the Blue Front in Bentonia. In the mid-2000s he began performing blues actively after many years of performing casually, and has already garnered several awards and many accolades. He is a practitioner and conscious advocate of a distinctive blues style from his hometown whose most famous proponent was blues pioneer Skip James.

http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=holmes_jimmy

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Collective Seed & Supply Stage

145 Delta Avenue

10:00 am

Robin Lane is the heart of an act that continually conjures up the memory of Mr. Tater.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtGiID3rT_A

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11:30 am

Raised in Bessemer, Alabama, Earl recognized he had an interest in music at the young age of seven. He often watched television and admired Roy Rogers, Ricky Nelson, and Elvis Presley as they played guitars. It was exciting to Earl to hear such melodious sounds come from guitars. He decided that he wanted to play a guitar and asked his parents to purchase one for him. Coming from a family of nine children, they could not afford to buy a guitar for him. However, Earl learned that Bo Didley made his own guitar out of a cigar box. Because he was so determined to have a guitar to play, Earl then focused on making his own. With much thought and anticipation, he successfully crafted a guitar. He used a King Edward cigar box, a broomstick, and fishing cord for the strings. It was the beginning of his musical career, and the rest is history.

https://www.facebook.com/EarlGuitarWilliams/

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1:00 pm

In the mid 1990's (and against everyones advice) Kifer dedicated himself to learning how to play the blues. Since then this prolific songwriter has recorded 7 cd's of original music. Now known nationwide as The Blues Wizard , Keith and his songwriting partner Rosie Mac have been featured on national TV shows such as America's Got Talent and others.

https://lunaticfringeluthiery.com/

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2:30 pm

Bill Abel from Belzoni Mississippi plays the raw gutbucket blues he learned from Paul Jones, T Model Ford, Cadillac John and many other blues legends.

https://www.facebook.com/Bill-Abel-192999535686/

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4:00 pm

Johnny Lowebow is the stage name for John Lowe, musician and bookstore owner from Memphis TN who has become known for his unusual electric cigar box guitars called :Lowebows”. His live shows have been described as “brutal blues blasts” by fellow cigar box guitarist, Shane Speal. Johnny Lowebow’s set-up is a mixture of old drum parts, milk crates, guitar amps and his ever present Lowebow. The Lowebow cigar box guitar is a bizarre instrument made from two oak dowel rods, a wooden cigar box, three guitar strings and a bass string. It is played with a slide in the old blues tradition, but that’s about the only thing traditional about it. Lowe wires each instrument with hand-made pickups so that the Lowebow is broadcast through two amplifiers. The result is a massive wall of sound, one side low and grumbly, the other side screaming like a jet. There isn’t a style of music Lowe won’t try. His set lists contain everything from Johnny Cash to punk pioneer, Iggy Pop. Lowe regularly sets up on Beale Street, playing for passers-by.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=13&ved=2ahUKEwjX7eaJ1qjhAhURbawKHRQtBOAQFjAMegQIAxAB&url=https%3A%

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Crossroads Marker Stage

Crossroads of Hwy 49 & 61

10:30 am

Sadie Lamp is a mesmerizing duo act performing in the alternative jazz styles of fusing blues with pop genres , while keeping the standards interestingly alive. Their full slate touring ended them in Clarksdale, Mississippi performing to full house scheduled shows. In 2018 they took center stage at world famous Juke Joint Festival with their debut CD release party , then a show for Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival sponsored by the Clarksdale Blues Museum performing with the likes of the slide guitar master “Watermelon Slim," and then an astonishing show same year for the Deep Blues Festival. Currently Sadie Lamp is performing weekly scheduled shows as seen on CATHEAD’S MUSIC CALENDAR at cathead.biz , performing shows at Clarksdale's REDS LOUNGE on Thursdays at 5 pm with their new Happy Hour Blues Show and on Sundays weekly at The Third Street Bistro at 12:30pm. Sadie Lamp performs this show weekly as a black tie event with smooth and easy listening jazz while dining the bistros famous entree.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQnfQTQPg-ykXgaeURucvGw

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12:00 pm

Living Blues Magazine says “His attitude is irreverent, but his enthusiasm for the blues is clear”, and judging from the patter between songs, he gets the connection between gospel and blues - With just harp, National Steel guitar and his voice, the Rev keeps it simple.

http://www.www-reverendfreakchild.org/

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1:30 pm

https://johnfordblues.com/bio

https://johnfordblues.com/home

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3:00 pm

was encouraged to learn and play an instrument by some of my great blues heros; Pinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bob Stroger, and Hubert Sumlin; so I learned to play the harmonica. They introduced me to Little Arthur Duncan who was one of the great Chicago harmonica men who helped define the west side Chicago sound back in the 1950s and 60s. Little Arthur taught me to sing play and write music like no one but Steve Kolbus can. Although I play the blues I'm a huge fan of the blues and the people who play it first. with this in mind I hope to play and record every blues related genre and sub genre of music before it's all said and done. The Clarksdale Blues Revue is a high energy Rockin Blues band that enjoys making people happy. Our live show is a high energy interactive show with lots of antics!! We believe that our "Skippin and Hoppin" CD is a great reflection of this philosophy. I have been truly blessed as I have been surrounded by some of the worlds most accomplished musicians the whole time I've been playing. The Clarksdale Blues Revue with world class musicians like Walt Busby, Jaxx Nassar, and Cade Moore is no exception.

https://www.reverbnation.com/stevekolbusandtheclarksdalebluesrevue

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4:30 pm

Hailing from Tupelo, Mississippi, Vince “Vinnie C.” Cheney brings the true, raw grit of North Mississippi Hill country style blues straight from the heart and soul. Vinnie is steeped in the tradition and learned his music firsthand from Jessie Mae Hemphill, Robert Belfour, R. L Burnside and others.

https://www.facebook.com/vinniecblues/

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Delta Blues Museum Outdoor Stage

1 Blues Alley

11:15 am

"Blues and soul just speak to me the loudest," says Crosse, who's spent the past two decades paying her dues at festivals, clubs and honky tonks across the American South. Originally from Louisiana, she's now an in-demand player in her chosen hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi, where she and her band have backed blues heavyweights including Bob Margolin, Guitar Shorty, Jody Williams and James "Super Chikan" Johnson. For years, Crosse has appeared regularly at the world-famous Ground Zero Blues Club. Early in 2015, she toured Europe and the UK as a member of the Blues Caravan 2015 "Girls With Guitars" tour and was also part of the Jim Gaines-produced album of the same name.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&ved=2ahUKEwihprzDzajhAhUDi6wKHVXZCQYQFjAGegQIAxAB&url=https%3A%2

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1:15 pm

The purpose of the Delta Blues Museum’s Arts and Education Program is to continue the great musical tradition born in the Mississippi Delta: the Delta blues. The Arts and Education program teaches students to play music and keeps the history of the Delta blues alive. Students are taught to play the blues on the instrument or instruments of their choice. Instruments – drums, guitars, and keyboards – are provided by the museum for use in the classroom and authorized performances. However, we encourage students to purchase their own instruments. Instructors utilize the oral tradition, recorded music, video, instruction books, and handouts to educate the students in a classroom environment. The students progress from learning the basics of playing music to working together as a band.

https://www.deltabluesmuseum.org/programs.asp

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2:30 pm

Anthony “Big A” Sherrod is a young Mississippi bluesman, schooled by a noted blues teacher in the area, “Mr. Johnnie” Billington, who taught not only the music but the value of hard work and knowledge of the culture and history from which Mississippi blues emerged, a world where the musicians worked at very hard, low-paying agricultural jobs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnsaLmGmWEw

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4:15 pm

We are a Tribute Band to the music of the 1990's

https://www.facebook.com/B4Y2Kband/

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Hambone Outdoor Stage

111 E. Second Street

10:30 am

One of Mississippi's hidden treasures: a contemporary hill country bluesman, lifelong resident of Pontotoc, who has created his own distinctive version of the harp-blowing, guitar-grooving one-man band. Although he's long past the dues-paying stage, Bean has played with some of the most important bluesmen to come out of Mississippi in the past two decades.

http://www.hillcountryharmonica.com/terry_bean.html

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12:00 pm

Born in the blues fertile city of Clarksdale, MS, Phillip came to the blues at a relatively young age. Since then, he has focused his energy into lively and driving covers of original blues songs spiced with his own improvisational attitude. A regular at world-famous Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Phillip has entertained thousands during the annual Juke Joint Festival and Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival for years and has also performed as a side man across the Delta.

https://www.facebook.com/bluesunderground/

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1:15 pm

Reverend Robert is a master of prewar blues. He has delved deep into the styles of Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and other delta blues giants. In the past two decades he has become accomplished at many other early twentieth century styles including ragtime and early jazz, Hawaiian, African and Caribbean. He combines these styles seamlessly in a combination of infectious rhythm and an authentic acoustic sound. In 2004 he took first place at the National Slide Guitar Festival in North Carolina The Reverend is known for his true conviction, and powerful delivery. You can hear it on his latest CD "Shake That Thing."

http://revrobert.com

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2:30 pm

Kansas City soul-bluesman, guitarist Pat Moss has been visiting Clarksdale for years.

https://www.facebook.com/Pat-Moss-96399108191/

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3:45 pm

Keyboardist/singer/songwriter LaLa Craig got her start in her hometown of Oceanside, CA, performing with her family's country band at the tender age of 4. Taking a turn at dabbling for decades in every style imaginable, LaLa found her true calling when the blues spoke to her at the age of 33.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq7UhlEdO8s

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Hooker Grocer Courtyard Stage

316 John Lee Hooker Lane (near Delta Blues Museum)

11:00 am

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12:30 pm

Theo 'Boogieman' Dasbach

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1:45 pm

Jacqueline "Jaxx" Nassar is an emerging singer, songwriter, and artist who grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Jaxx is known to mesmerize an audience with her performances whether they are acoustic or with her band. She is a prolific writer and in 2016 collaborated with Grammy Award Musician Timothy Bloom in Los Angeles recording several of her original songs for release in 2017.

http://Jacqueline

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3:00 pm

Lucious Spiller was born in St.Louis, MO. At an early age, he discovered that God had blessed him with a special gift. His dad gave him a guitar when he was four. Immediately he was a natural, he started out playing in church. Lucious has performed with countless well known musicians to include Bo Diddly, Larry “Totsy” Davis, Albert King, Eddie Clearwater, Robert Cray. He has been opening act for such artists as the legendary Ritchie Havens’ Bobby “Blue” Bland and the infamous Tower of Power, Zach Brown, and many others. His music is an energized mix of new blues and old school injected with a contemporary edge. His songs are brought to vivid life by his unlimited energy.

https://www.facebook.com/BlueSpiller/

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4:15 pm

Ray Cashman is a blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, who performs mainly solo or as a duo and occasionaly with a electric band. Armed with a National guitar, stomp box and a Fender amp he performs a blues gumbo repertoire that can conjure up the ghosts of the Mississippi delta.

http://www.raycashman.net/index/

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5:30 pm

Growing up the son of a Baptist minister, music has always been a part of Seth Stroud’s life. Every Sunday he could be found on the front row singing in church. He spent his childhood performing in school and church musicals, and learning to play the piano and acoustic guitar. Soon the piano gave way to his love, the guitar. Today Seth Stroud can be found writing and recording with band mates Alice Hasen and Walt Busby, as well as playing in every venue that will have them, as they begin a new chapter in music know as the Blackwater Trio.

https://www.facebook.com/seth.stroud.56

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JCS Juke House Stage

across from Yazoo Pass (207 Yazoo Avenue)

10:30 am

19th Street Red’s blues is not the “polite” blues. It is the low down, razor’s edge gutbucket blues that makes dancers want to sweat and shake their butts. This gritty style reminds you of the street music of Chicago’s Jew-town and the lowdown groove of Muddy Waters.

https://19thstreetred.com

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12:00 pm

Damn Fine Blues! Original & classic delta blues featuring slide guitar and soulful vocals. A blues gumbo repertoire that can conjure up the ghosts of highway 61 & the delta blues experience. Austin Walkin' Cane is a blues singer, songwriter and slide guitarist that performs acoustic solo, duo & electric band sets. Austin Walkin’ Cane has toured Australia, Nepal, Colombia, France, Germany, England, Wales, and the US, from New Orleans, Louisiana to Juneau, Alaska with only a guitar & suitcase in hand.

http://walkincane.com

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1:30 pm

Rachel Ammons is rooted in the most primitive and raw beginnings of the Blues and constantly explores new sounds with her own soulful interpretation. Her mentor and co-founder of the beloved duo Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Smilin’ Bob, passed in 2019, prompting her move to go solo. But their fans will enthusiastically tell you she carries the torch well, and is running with it. Recently calling her a rock Goddess not of this planet, the Arkansas Times had formerly coined the term “PsycheDelta” to describe her “jaw-dropping” live performance. Reviewers write that her “howls, drones and stomps add up to what seems to be the work of several musicians, not just one”, describing a fresh sound like none other. Primal and progressive, foreign and familiar, her performances are frequently improvisational and share an uncontrived emotionality best experienced live. Ammons follows one rule above all: Play What You Feel.

https://rachelammons.com

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3:00 pm

“Little Willie” Farmer is a self-taught guitarist, who developed a style that is closest to the Memphis Blues, a mixture of Soul and Blues. He writes and performs original music and has produced several CDs. He performs in clubs, festivals, and for private parties and also does Blues education workshops, having worked with Johnnie Billington, and Jerry Fair in the Montgomery County School District, the Montgomery County Arts Council and Action Communication and Education Reform’s Cultural Arts and Multimedia Project.

http://www.arts.ms.gov/artist-roster/artist.php?n=farmer_little_willie&r=artist-roster

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4:30 pm

Colorado-born, American highway-raised, bluesman.

https://www.cottonstonemusic.com

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Levon's Bar & Grill indoor stage

232 Sunflower Ave.

11:30 am

Clarksdale native Anthony Sherrod grew up in a musical home. His father, E.J. Johnson, is a gospel singer and still performs with the group The Golden Stars. At the age of six, Anthony picked up his first guitar and hasn’t stopped playing. In fact, he not only plays guitar but bass, drums and keyboards—and he sings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnsaLmGmWEw

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1:00 pm

Lou Shields continues the tradition of American music with a solo-performance that pulls in styles of days-gone-by. Using his 1931 National Resonator Guitar or Banjo accompanied by a unique front porch style of foot percussion and harmonica, he uses his voice as an extension of the past. Lou carries a full sound during live performances while sharing stories, thoughts and experiences with the audience. He has toured throughout the United States and Europe for over 15 years and has released 8 full-length albums and 13 EP’s.

http://loushields.com

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2:30 pm

Richard "Rip Lee" Pryor didn't have to go far for his blues pass. He was born into it, he is the son of the legendary Snooky Pryor. Rip started at a young tender age blowing his dad's discarded harmonicas and mimicking his records. Rip played guitar in several local soul bands while in high school. In 1994, he started playing blues guitar with his dad, netting a spot on Snooky's CD recording "Mind Your Own Business" and also a Japan tour. Rip formed several blues bands in the Carbondale Il area, singing and blowing harmonica. In 1998, he recorded a CD "Pitch a Boogie Woogie" playing all instruments on 8 of the tracks. Later he got into doing his solo act playing guitar and harmonica. With the hassle of music and a day job he got out of the music business in 2000. After retiring from his day job in 2008 and a bout with bone marrow cancer in 2010, Rip is back and very strong. He has been working steady with his One Man Blues Show touring South America, Europe, playing various local venues and blues festivals throughout the US. Rip recorded a CD in 2014 with Electro-Fi Records "Nobody But Me". Rip plays Chicago '50's style blues with a vengence.

http://www.ripleepryor.com

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4:00 pm

19th Street Red’s blues is not the “polite” blues. It is the low down, razor’s edge gutbucket blues that makes dancers want to sweat and shake their butts. This gritty style reminds you of the street music of Chicago’s Jew-town and the lowdown groove of Muddy Waters.

https://19thstreetred.com

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Mr. Tater Memorial Stage (near New Roxy)

Issaquena Ave.

10:30 am

Roosevelt "Piano Red" Harper

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12:00 pm

Rachelle bought her first guitar on her 15th birthday, just before her mother surprised her by taking her to a Lonnie Mack and Stevie Ray Vaughan performance that same night. As a child, she studied violin and then switched to guitar. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the prestigious University of Miami School of Music. During this time Rachelle developed her unique finger-style approach to playing blues rhythm and lead guitar and was inspired when she got the chance to play with the Legendary Buddy Guy. Aside from her soulful guitar playing, she is equally known for her voice and songwriting. This American Showplace Music artist’s accomplishments include powerful performances both in the United States and Internationally, such as major festivals like Mississippi Juke Joint Festival, The King Biscuit Blues Festival, The Chicago Blues Festival, as well as the BB King Day Symposium.

https://rachellecoba.com

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1:30 pm

Dr. David Evans is one of the most important contemporary blues musicologists and academics, the author of the seminal traditional folk blues history “Big Road Blues- Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues.” Among his many honors, he is recipient of the Fulbright award. He holds degrees from Harvard and the University of California, Los Angeles, and is the author of “The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide to the Blues” and many other publicatons. He has produced more than 50 albums of field and studio recordings for the University of Memphis’ High Water Records.

http://www.thecountryblues.com/artist-reviews/dr-david-evans/

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3:00 pm

Donna Herula is a Chicago-born singer and acoustic blues slide guitarist that has a passion for playing traditional country and Delta Blues in addition to contemporary and original blues. Her sound combines her love for music of the Deep South with her love of blues guitar improvisation. Donna is a regular performer at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago and has opened for Buddy Guy multiple times. She is also a teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago where she teaches Acoustic Slide Guitar group and individual lessons.

http://donnaherula.com

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4:30 pm

Daddy Rick & the Rollers

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Paramount Marquee Stage

258 Yazoo Avenue

10:00 am

“Michissippi Mick” Kolassa lives in Memphis but was born in Michigan and lived in Mississippi for nearly 30 years, where he was given his nickname. He has played blues in solo and duo acoustic formats and with his bands for years. Regardless of the venue and configuration, Mick delivers lively and animated performances, assuring that the fans enjoy themselves as they listen to him playing his Free-Range Blues©.

https://mimsmick.com

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11:30 am

Black Lung Lucy

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1:00 pm

With an intercontinental band, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Lee Crosby blends essences of American folk-blues and North Indian raga into meditative songs of impermanence, compassion and joy. Crosby’s music is a pleasing mix of improvised and composed material, performed on traditional and modern instruments. Through his recordings and performances, Crosby hopes to inspire peace, openness and respect - for tradition, for culture, for each other and for one’s self. Crosby describes himself as a ‘seeker’ within the music: producer and listener, performer and enthusiast, teacher and student. Crosby’s music-making is an inward process: creativity through meditation, devotion and discipline, but it is also oriented around community-building. As a bandleader, Crosby is guided by the potential of music to connect the internal to the external, the individual to the group, and to bridge seemingly disparate cultures and traditions.

https://www.ryanleecrosby.com/media/

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2:30 pm

Though Blues harpist, singer, and educator, Hal Reed is currently living in Bettendorf, IA, he was born just a few miles from the Mississippi Delta and grew up surrounded by legends of blues music. His playing brims with the stamp of authenticity, having a triple-fisted influence of Mississippi, Gospel and Chicago style blues pumping through his heart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_hJEpig1Qk

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4:00 pm

MississippiToChicago'LectrifiedBaconGreaseCornLiquorButtShakingGonnaBoogieTillThePoliceComePorkChopSamich&aSideOfHogMawswithHotSauceJukeJointBlues.

https://www.facebook.com/Hoodoo-Men-576979845680590/

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Quapaw Canoe Company Stage

291 Sunflower Avenue

10:30 am

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12:00 pm

Christian Stanfield and Miss Vera Victoria founded the Side Street Steppers in June of 2009. What began as a simple duo of musicians unearthing material from the Golden Age of American gramaphone recording has grown into a full-blown Memphis institution.

http://www.sidestreetsteppers.com

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1:30 pm

A modern-day Ike and Tina, - Queen Iretta and Johnie B are a high energy blues Act, - whether as a duo or a full band. They have their own style of delivering music, everywhere they play, and are often asked back, or to sit in with other Blues Artists, such as The Dee Miller Band, or Barbra Leshore, in Minnesota did most of all our shows, in Chicago. Queen Iretta has sang on stage with people like westside Mary Lane, Willie Dee, and Linsey Alexzander,

http://www.johniebsanders.com

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3:00 pm

The Mississippi based Multi-instrumentalist combines the Tribal Rhythms and raw electrifying power of the Hill Country Blues with melodic songwriting wisdom of heroes Bob Marley, Sam Cooke, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix. MALCOLM fuses elements of Funk, Soul, Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop, West African World Beat, Gospel and Country to create an Authentic Signature sound in modern day World Roots Music.

https://www.lightninmalcolm.com

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4:30 pm

RL Boyce is a blues musician from Como, Mississippi. Born in 1955, he picked up music as a teenager, starting out as a drummer in the local fife-and-drum bands of Otha Turner and Napolian Strickland, and later with Jessie Mae Hemphill as heard on her classic "Feelin' Good" album. He is also a singer and guitarist, inspired by his neighbors RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, as well as the records of John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf. Boyce developed an individual style that draws upon songs from the local repertoire and interprets them with a considerable degree of enthusiasm and spontaneity. Though his recorded output is slim, Boyce's renown has grown over the years and his performances at his frequent house/yard parties attract friends, neighbors, and visitors from around the world.

https://www.facebook.com/RLBoyceBlues/

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Stone Pony Stage

226 Delta Avenue

10:30 am

Lew Jetton learned The Blues while working in the cotton fields of his native West Tennessee as a teenager and young man. Musically, he had 2 of the best mentors you could think of. While working in Jackson, Tennessee, he became acquainted with the legendary Carl Perkins. Later, after moving to Western Kentucky, he was befriended by blues legend Snooky Pryor, who hailed from just across the Ohio River in Southern Illinois. Lew joined the blues band 61 South in 1994 as a guitar player, then took over as the frontman a year later.

http://61south.com

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12:00 pm

Coyote Motel is cosmic roots music. I’ve always heard what I call Great American Music as a glorious continuum, and I believe that, like parallel universes, all of the sounds that it encompasses exist and can be heard at the same time. So for me, the influences of Muddy Waters and Daniel Lanois, or Lonnie Mack and Sonny Sharrock, not only can but should exist in the same song. I also believe the mark of a true artist is to distil influences and ideas into an original voice. With Coyote Motel, I’ve done my best to live up to those principles. To me, the 10 songs on Coyote Motel, which is also the name of the band, are a complete sonic vision. Some of my best lyrics and finest recorded guitar playing is here—but you should catch the band live. We have a reputation for explosive performances. We’re serious about upholding tradition while pushing the envelope, but we’re also seriously committed to everybody—including ourselves—having fun.

http://teddrozdowski.com/

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1:30 pm

Terry “Big T” Williams has dedicated his life to his music. Born in Clarksdale in 1960, he spent his early years on a plantation in Farrell, Mississippi, hearing stories about Muddy Waters attending Sunday picnics in his grandmother’s yard.

http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=williams_terry

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3:00 pm

YZ Ealey—“YZ” is his given name—was born in Sibley, about 14 miles south of Natchez on March 8, 1937, and grew up on a self-sufficient farm where his family raised crops and livestock. He is the middle of eleven children, with three sisters and two brothers both older and younger than him. He first began playing guitar as a child by picking up the guitar of his older brother “Bubba” (David, b. 1927), but his mother, Lucinda Barnes Ealey, would only allow religious music in the house. His father, David Ealey, Jr., could play guitar but did not have his own instrument.

http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=ealey_yz

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4:30 pm

Kirk Fletcher has a reputation as a bonafide can’t-miss performer. His soulful playing and singing never fails to elicit chills, and his unique approach to Rhythm & Blues music is both refreshingly modern and completely authentic. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, he has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a five-time Blues Music Award and a 2015 British Blues Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including Joe Bonamassa and was the lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

http://kirkfletcherband.com/bio/

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The Bank (indoor stage) presented by John and Paulla Smith.

123 E 2nd Street

11:00 am

His years of playing Nashville, Clarksdale and Memphis have served his blues well.

https://www.facebook.com/preston.rumbaugh.5

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12:30 pm

WE ARE A BAND THAT PERFORMS MORE THAN JUST BLUES. WE DO R&B,SOUL,SOME COUNTRY,POP ETC. WE PERFORM FOR ALL OCCASIONS.

https://www.facebook.com/SouthernSoulMS/

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2:00 pm

The band, consisting of bass player Lee Williams, drummer Joe “Iceman” Williams and guitarist Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, all learned from blues musician and educator Johnnie Billington.

https://www.pressregister.com/index.php/communities-entertainment-local-news-top-stories/iceman-blues-band-one-big-blues-music-f

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3:30 pm

American soul blues singer, guitarist, arranger, songwriter and record producer. He was influenced by the deep soul music of the 1960s, as performed by O. V. Wright, James Carr, and Z. Z. Hill, although his styling, production and lyrics are more contemporary in nature.

http://www.johnnyrawlsblues.com

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5:00 pm

All Aboard! that Blues Train. it's your boy Otis "TCB" Taylor. it's going down sunflower river blues fest, at Delta Blues alley Clarksdale miss. TCB ant the Main Stage Band will be performing from 1030pm to 1230pm at Adel's Blues alley, across from ground zero blues club, on Saturday nite. their will be a cover charge, so hey after William bell do his thang on the stage, come on over and check out a real live soul-blues performance from the hottest band in the land. [come on and do wat u do].

https://www.facebook.com/otis.taylor.102

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Travelers Hotel Stage (across from hotel)

212 Third Street

10:00 am

"Delta by the Beach" is a three piece blues band dedicated to creating the authentic sound of a Mississippi Juke Joint in California. Song oriented blues, like a hybrid of Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters... Our heads are in the Delta but our feet are on the Beach.

https://www.deltabythebeach.com/

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11:30 am

Libby Rae is an authentic Blues woman who has been playing Blues since the early 1970's. She helped organize the talent for the very first Delta Blues Festival in Greenville, MS in 1978.

http://www.libbyrae.com

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1:00 pm

Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry and Shy Perry have travelled extensively as a duet and full band for years. They were recently one of the main musical acts on European Blues Cruise 2016 that sailed on the Mediterranean Sea from Marseille, France to Naples, Rome, and Bastia, Italy. Shy and Bill performed in Marseille and had 5 shows on the ship Croisieres De France.

http://billhowlnmaddperry.com

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2:30 pm

Deak Harp has been playing harmonica since he was 12 years old. His biggest early inspiration came when his brother introduced him to the music of James Cotton. Deak followed Cotton's band along the east coast for close to five years before Cotton offered Deak a job driving his van. For the next six years, Deak toured with the James Cotton blues band, eventually opening acts and playing along with "Superharp" himself.

http://www.deakharp.com

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4:00 pm

John Mohead was born in Memphis Tennessee blocks from the Mississippi River. Mohead, as he is known to friends, spent his childhood in the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta, learning to play the blues from first generation masters like harmonica virtuoso Frank Frost and shuffle king Sam Carr. Mohead learned his country licks living on Moon Lake from family members of Conway Twitty. Mohead penned his first Billboard charted song at the age of 18 and followed that up as a staff writer with Patrick Joseph Music in Nashville. Not one to follow the crowd, Mohead left music city and headed south to Clarksdale Mississippi and teamed up with blues guru Jim O’Neal, founding editor of Living Blues Magazine. Mohead has opened or played with everyone from Bob Dylan, Little Feat and Robert Randolph, to Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy Joe Shaver and Sam Bush. After years of touring, Mohead quietly turned his attention to family life raising two boys and began pursuing his other passion for food, opening his own “funky fine dining” restaurant called Kathryn’s which he still operates. Thankfully his first passion for music has drawn him back in. Mohead is doing what he started out doing, playing his southern Americana style of original music.

https://www.moheadmusic.com

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Wade Walton Barber Shop Stage

317 Issaquena Avenue

10:00 am

Ever since I was knee-high to a duck, my dad called me “Willey Woot” and it sticks with me today. That’s what I am calling this CD. This is a mix of songs from my previous self produced CDs in the COTTON PATCH BLUES STYLE that I was raised on. That original SOUL BLUES like my Poppa played. I hope you enjoy.

http://robertkimbroughsr.com/

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11:30 am

One fated summer night in 2017 the paths of two uniquely gifted and talented Memphis musicians aligned in a club on Beale Street. Cameron Kimbrough, grandson of Junior Kimbrough and native of the famed Mississippi hill country, brought his raw, stripped-down rhythms from the fresh, open air of Potts Camp, MS, to the crowded room. As the audience took in Kimbrough’s beats from the drums, they were blessed by the powerful and mesmerizing voice of Damion “Yella P” Pearson’s harmonica. Kimbrough had grown up hearing the blues from his grandfather’s juke joint, and later taught himself to play. Yella P. was also self-taught on the harmonica, first picking it up at age 13 and honing his style while listening to the blues on Beale Street. An instant connection growing from their chance encounter, they teamed up to form Memphissippi Sounds and immediately began creating a new sound. Their custom blend of North Mississippi hill country blues, Memphis blues and soul, rock, pop, and hip-hop was debuted at the New Daisy while opening up for guitar legend Eric Gales. In the past year, they’ve taken the Memphissippi Sound on the road to places such as Thacker Mountain Radio Hour in Oxford, Clarksdale’s Juke Joint Festival, and Little Rock’s Whitewater Tavern backing up Grammy-nominated local bluesman R.L. Boyce. Memphissippi Sounds has made local appearances at such venues as the Levitt Shell, Radio Memphis, and the Indie Memphis Film Festival. Between gigs, they enjoy doing some old-school busking on South Main, a throwback to the heyday of Memphis music.

https://www.memphissippisounds.com/home

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2:30 pm

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Duwayne Burnside is one of 14 children born to legendary North Mississippi musician R.L. Burnside and his wife, Alice. He has been a frequent performer with the North Mississippi Allstars since the early 1990s, when that group, fronted by Luther and Cody Dickinson, formed. The young Burnside learned his first few guitar licks and chords from his father, but proved a quick study and soon began playing with local club owner Junior Kimbrough and the Soul Blues Boys. Growing up in Holly Springs, he was close to Memphis, and as soon as he was able to get to Memphis, he did, and soon had the chance to sit in with Little Jimmy King, Albert King, B.B. King, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and others.

https://www.road-dawg.com/duwayne-burnside

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4:00 pm

American blues slide guitarist skilled in the North Mississippi Hill Country blues style.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Brown_(guitarist)

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